Age Collective

Age Collective is a cross-sector partnership project that explores how museums could work more effectively with and for older audiences.

Age Collective is led by the British Museum in partnership with Glasgow Museums, Manchester Museum and National Museums Northern Ireland. The project was supported during 2012-13 by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

Age Collective aims

Listen to the voices of older adults

Explore the needs of diverse communities of older people and the varied provision for meeting these needs across the UK

Share good practice

Develop ideas to support museums across the UK to better cater for the older people within their localities in partnership with other organisations

Develop inter-disciplinary partnerships

Encourage social care, health and advice providers for older people to view museums as potential valuable partners

Formulate a shared action plan

Create a cross-sector network to drive change, with the aim of increasing opportunities and wellbeing for the diverse communities of older people in different parts of the UK


Improve the work that we do; formulate new ways of collaborating with other sectors and disciplines to locate new areas for collaborative research

Reports from the project can be found at:

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Age Collective

Age Collective seminar discussing ways to support older people and their needs